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Supervisor, Cleanroom, Manufacturing 2nd shift
Job#: 390005
Positions: 1
Posted: 04/24/2017
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Danvers, MA
Department: Global Manufacturing Engineering
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
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Job Description

We are currently seeking experienced, high performing Supervisors for our 2nd shift teams.

We are talking about manufacturing a product that directly saves lives (people’s hearts to be specific), so there is no room for error. You must be one of the best, and your heart (pun intended) must also really be in it.

If owning day-to-day activities in production, managing a team of top-notch technicians in a way that brings the best out of them, and constantly looking for ways to improve the process and drive efficiencies (another pun coming) gets your heart pumping then Abiomed may be the place for you.

And it should make you smile. Because you must maintain a positive work environment and inspire great team work.

If you’re looking for a challenging, collaborative work environment where you can truly make a difference, you should know that at Abiomed, we are passionate about saving lives and making a difference in the lives of our patients. We are motivated by our patients’ stories and their appreciation of our efforts.

Here’s What Else You’d Be Doing As The Supervisor Of Manufacturing

  • Establish a culture of excellence in execution, continuous improvement, and communication
  • Lead a production team (process, material, and equipment) to meet and exceed targets related to People, Safety, Environment, Quality, Delivery, and Cost
  • Coordinate production activities with purchasing, maintenance/facilities, engineering, and quality control to optimize team members, schedules, and production equipment
  • Establish and manage cross training models for their area
  • Engage with engineering team to utilize capacity models and assess constraints as projected demand changes
  • Perform administrative duties such as regular employee meetings, timekeeping/attendance/vacation requests, performance appraisals (input with manager), disciplinary actions, interviewing, rewards & recognition, training and development
  • Manage Production and Deliveries to target levels
  • Assist Production Manager by providing data and analysis on production, quality control, maintenance, and operational issues to determine causes of non-conformities
  • Help identify and resolve production problems utilizing problem solving tools such as: 5 Why’s, Cause and Effect, brainstorming, PCDA, etc. Ability to know when to escalate an issue
  • Ensure compliance to the training plans, procedures, and industry regulations
  • Support and drive lean principles throughout the manufacturing floor
  • Maintain safe operating environment



Here Are The Qualifications Needed

  • Associates degree required, bachelors preferred
  • 2 years supervisory experience. Medical device experience preferred
  • Minimum 5 years related experience in a Manufacturing environment
  • Quality Assurance experience & knowledge of GMP required
  • Knowledge of Lean, Kaizen, and Continuous Improvement initiatives
  • Experienced and able to have difficult conversations with employees when needed
  • Ability to gain cooperation of others and lead team members
  • Ability to communicate ideas and information clearly, effectively, and frequently (oral and written).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Working knowledge of SAP desired.

And here’s a bit more about us:

Where we began: What began in 1981 as a focus to replace failing hearts with the world’s first total replacement heart has grown into a new bold mission: Recovering Hearts. Saving Lives. Today, with the Impella® – the World’s smallest heart pump – we are building the field of heart recovery!

Where we are: Abiomed is the only medical device company focused solely on recovering the heart muscle. Our commitment to patients, leadership and the spirit of innovation is essential to our mission. We currently have over 200 patents , with just as many pending, and with our recent FDA approvals on Impella® products, we are truly building the field of heart recovery.

Where we are going: At Abiomed, we believe there are no more ambitious, challenging and important medical device technologies being worked on today than what our Impella® product platform can provide. We stand committed to being on the forefront of technological and R&D advancements, ever working to develop and improve the next generation of our devices.

You will see, firsthand, the impact of what we do every day.

Every company has a mission statement. Not every company has a mission.


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